ASTRO™ is a national program that improves the teaching of
astronomy and physical science by linking professional and amateur
astronomers with local educators. Each astronomer is matched with
an educator in a one-on-one partnership and commits to visiting
the educator's students at least four times during the school year.
Over 500 active educator-astronomer partnerships currently bring
the excitement of scientific discovery through astronomy to over
20,000 students annually.
main focus of Project ASTRO educator-astronomer partnerships is
hands-on, inquiry-based activities that put students in the position
of acting like scientists - as they come to understand more about
the universe (and science in general).
here to LEARN MORE about the history and evolution of Project
ASTRO. Then use the links below to LEARN MORE about how you can
get involved in Project ASTRO, the cities or regions where it is
operating, and the excellent teaching materials it has generated:
gratefully acknowledge the support of the Informal Science Education
Division of the National
Science Foundation, NASA's Offices of Space Science and Education,
the Banbury Fund, the Clark Foundation, and the many other companies,
foundations, and individuals from around the country who have generously
helped Project ASTRO achieve such tremendous success.
acknowledgement is also given to Astronomy
Magazine for their support of the National
Network of ASTRO sites around the country through in-kind donations
and help with program promotion.